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of the ruler. a common symbol we find on lamps that used from poland are the double-headed eagle of the austrian empire. the lamps from islamic lands generally don't represent human figures in objects or religious use. so many of the lamps are in architectural form. they have the pointed arches or the horseshoe-shaped arches that are so common in architecture. lamps from the indian jewish community come from three different communities located in the different parts of india. we have one in the shape of a jewish star. i think that has to do with zionistic aspirations of the community. we have in the collection a charming lamp made just about the time israel gained independence in 1948 of an israeli soldier holding a banner with the israeli flag and across the top of the banner are the places to put the lights. one of my favorite lamps is a lamp that's in the shape of the tree of knowledge that stood in the garden of eden written about in the bible, and crawling up its trunk is a snake, the one that tempted eve to eat the apple. i just love the idea that one would equate the hanuk
american eagle outfitters limited, michael cors, macy's' tj and i would say costco was also a winner. >> on the flip side were there retailers that you had high hopes for going into the season but just didn't deliver in the end. >> certainly we will see some becoming more promotion al, some of the children's retailers, whether it was impacted by weather or there was competitive price and they did a good job at it, the children's retailers seemed to have a tougher season this year. >> now is the time of year when we shift into gift card sales. what most people don't realize is those sales get counted until the cards are redeemed. is that enough to save the season? >> not totally but you will have a decent season. around 70 percent of all gift cards are typically redeementd in the month of january. on average you will get consumers buying for themselves. they will take the gift card and add ton to it. that will be interesting in january to see if that happens. >> are there any retail stocks that you would get in and buy now. >> >> i think there are names as we look to 2013, whether it
. >> sreenivasan: iran claimed today it has captured a u.s. surveillance drone. the "scan-eagle" is used to collect photographic and video images. iranian state television broadcast video of two military commanders examining the aircraft. they said it was seized "in the past few days," but they did not specify where or how. in response, the u.s. navy said none of its unmanned aerial vehicles-- u.a.v.'s-- are missing. and in washington, white house spokesman jay carney raised doubts about tehran's statements. we have no evidence that the iranian claims you cite are true. i'd refer you to the pentagon's comments this morning for details about this particular type of u.a.v., but again we have no evidence that the iranian claims are true. >> sreenivasan: a year ago, iran did manage to down a c.i.a. drone that apparently crossed the border from afghanistan. and last month, the u.s. military said another drone came under fire by iranver the persian gulf. it s undamaged. in afghanistan, a bomb blast has killed two nato troops in the country's south. the alliance says the attack happened yesterday. it did
that drug companies negotiate the prices they charge. as the eagle-eyed glenn greenwald, wrote in the guardian last week, "the bill's mandate that everyone purchase the products of the private health insurance industry w a huge gift to that industr" anliz fowler? the ite house oughher over fr coness to oveee the new law's implementation -- first at the department of health and human services, and then as special assistant to the president for healthcare and economic policy. and now, it's through the revolving door once more. christmas has come a little early for the peripatetic ms. fowler, as she leaves the white house for the pharmaceutical giant johnson and johnson. glenn greenwald writes, ms. fowler "will receive ample rewards from that same industry as she peddles her influence in government and exploits her experience with its inner workings to work on that industry's behalf, all of which," glenn greenwald says, "has been made perfectly legal by the same insular, versailles-like washington culture that so lavishly benefits from l of this. now, friends of liz fowler will sa
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